Eddie Nketiah will spend the second half of the season on loan at Bristol City – according to his profile on the official Arsenal club website.
Gunners striker Nketiah is in a bidding war for his loan signature this month after the north London club recalled him from his stint at Leeds.
Nketiah was due to spend the entire campaign at Elland Road but only started twice in the Championship, scoring three times in 17 outings in total.
Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich and Nottingham Forest have all been battling to sign the 20-year-old – but it appears Bristol City will home Nketiah for the remainder of the year.
A gaffe on the Gunners’ website showed a picture of the front man with an “on loan” icon and the Robins’ badge underneath.
The loan move has not been officially announced by either club.
Arteta insisted he would choose the most beneficial option for the academy star.
“I didn’t before (think of using Nketiah) and at the moment we have to think mid-long term with Eddie,” Arteta said at the weekend.
“We have to respect his evolution and development, we don’t have to make a decision just based on two or three games.”
The Spaniard had previous said about Nketiah: “We have to sit down with the loan department and we’ll do that this afternoon [Thursday], to discuss the best possible way for him to keep developing.
“I think the environment that he’s been living in has improved him as a player, 100 per cent.
“He played some minutes, not as much as we wanted, but he’s a kid with incredible potential and we have to make a decision for the club, not for the next four months but for his career.
“What’s the best thing to do? We have to sit down with him, hear from him – that’s very important because we need to know what he needs as well – and make the right decision for the next five months.
“I think the first idea was that he was going to be on loan for the rest of the season. We have to assess the situation again now. At the moment [I don’t know] but I will have some answers very soon.”